Report by Cathy Delneo on my Round-Trip Angel Island swim this past Sunday. Cathy is a Manhattan Island soloist, an IISA Ice Miler, a member of the first women’s Farallon Island relay, and the 5th person (and first woman) to complete a solo Round-Trip Angel Island.
Round Trip Angel Island Swim
Sunday, July 12, 2015
Swimmer: Evan Morrison
Pilot: Paul Saab
Observer: Cathy Delneo
Boat: South End Rowing Club inflatable Miller Time (a.k.a. “Big Red”)
Course: South End Rowing Club beach, San Francisco past the west end of Alcatraz Island, toward the west end of Angel Island, into Raccoon Straits on the north side of Angel Island, then back to San Francisco on the east sides of Angel Island and Alcatraz Island, finishing on the SERC beach.
Rules: MSF Standard
Jump: 4:49 am
We were aware that 3 vessels were scheduled to come through the Golden Gate, with the first scheduled to be in the incoming channel (between Alcatraz and SF city front) around 5:30 am. This led to a slightly earlier jump than planned.
4:49 am – Swimmer walked into smooth and calm water at the SERC beach
5:08 am – 64 strokes per minute
5:20 am – 1st feed, about ½ green bottle
Swimmer breathes right, so pilot positioned boat on the swimmer’s right.…